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Mara Buchbinder to speak at the National Academies of Medicine Workshop on Physician-Assisted Death

February 9, 2018

Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches– A Workshop February 12–13, 2018 National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop will explore the evidence base and research gaps relating to the implementation of the clinical practice of allowing terminally ill patients toaccess … Read more

Health & Humanities Exchange Conference

November 9, 2016

A Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health, Disability, and Healthcare November 11-12, 2016 Hyde Hall, Institute for Arts & Humanities     The Health and Humanities Exchange (HHEX) will give recognition to the wealth of cross-disciplinary research and education initiatives at UNC and in the North Carolina region. Events at HHEX will include: An interactive … Read more

HIV patient retention: the implementation of a North Carolina clinic-based protocol

September 12, 2016

Kristen Sullivan Published Sept. 2016 in AIDS Care Decreased visit attendance leads to poor health outcomes, decreased viral suppression, and higher mortality rates for persons living with HIV. Retention in care is an important factor in improving health status for people living with HIV but continues to be a challenge in clinical settings. This paper … Read more

Bioethics at UNC Faculty Seminar: Donald Marquis 8/29/2016

August 22, 2016

The Parr Center for Ethics and the UNC Center for Bioethics are pleased to announce that Donald Marquis will present at the UNC Bioethics Faculty Seminar August 29th, 2016 at 1:00 – 2:30pm.   Don Marquis is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Kansas. His area of specialization is ethics, in particular, bioethics. … Read more

2016 Merrimon Lecture: Striking the Balance

August 15, 2016

“Striking the Balance: Patient Care, Activism, and Public Service in the Health Professions.” The UNC Center for Bioethics is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, will be delivering this year’s Merrimon Lecture on September 20th from 12:00 – 1:30pm in G100 in Bondurant Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel … Read more

Dr. Stuart Rennie is now part of the Re-Engaging Ethics Team

August 2, 2016

Dr. Stuart Rennie, Associate Professor, UNC Social Medicine, is the ethics consultant for Re-engaging Ethics: Ethical Issues in Engaged Research. The project was awarded by the Greenwall Foundation, and aims to create guidelines to support ethical engagement in community engaged research. These guidelines are intended to aid academic and community researchers in the conducting of … Read more

Oak Ritchie to Present on “Technology and Society” at ABS Conference in Montreal, Canada

August 2, 2016

Oak Ritchie has been invited be a panelist around his graduate research topic, “Platform Algorithms and their Effect on Civic and Political Arenas“ at the Association for Bahá’í Studies Conference in Montreal, Canada, August 10th-14th, 2016. Overview How do technologies shape human values, perceptions, and behaviors? How does humanity start to make more conscious choices, informed … Read more

Fair subject selection in clinical research

July 19, 2016

Fair subject selection in clinical research: formal equality of opportunity Douglas MacKay Published 2016 July in The Journal of Medical Ethics. In this paper, I explore the ethics of subject selection in the context of biomedical research. I reject a key principle of what I shall refer to as the standard view. According to this … Read more

Beyond Primates: Research Protections and Animal Moral Value

July 18, 2016

Beyond Primates: Research Protections and Animal Moral Value Rebecca L. Walker Published 2016 July in The Hastings Center Report. Should monkeys be used in painful and often deadly infectious disease research that may save many human lives? This is the challenging question that Anne Barnhill, Steven Joffe, and Franklin G. Miller take on in their … Read more

Appropriateness of no-fault compensation for research-related injuries from an African perspective

June 8, 2016

Appropriateness of no-fault compensation for research-related injuries from an African perspective: an appeal for action by African countries Patrick Dongosolo Kamalo, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, and Stuart Rennie Published 2016 June 3 on The Journal of Medical Ethics. Compensation for research-related injuries (RRIs) remains a challenge in the current environment of global collaborative biomedical research as exemplified … Read more